strut your mutt!

i just posted yesterday about the very admirable work our reader rachel is doing to help shelter animals, so it seems fitting to post about this event taking place tomorrow in philly…

PAWS will hold their 3rd annual mutt strut tomorrow at FDR park, which is a 1.5 mile walk through the park to raise funds and awareness for PAWS and their efforts to save shelter animals. it’s just $25 to register, and you can bring your dog but you don’t have to have one. they had the option to sign up to walk with a PAWS dog but the response was so overwhelming that all the dogs are taken!

the best part is, dozens of PAWS dogs will be at the event…meaning you could meet your new best friend and give it the loving home it needs.
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3rd annual PAWS mutt strut – saturday october 31, FDR park (1900 pattison avenue, across from the sports complex)
check-in/registration begins at 10am; start strutting at 11am!
for more info on PAWS, philadelphia’s ONLY no-kill animal rescue organization, visit their website.
photos of last year’s mutt strut from monster minders.

here at the home office, halloween is for the dogs…

fritz is so excited about being a giraffe it was hard to get him to stand still!

porter was not quite as happy about being a chicken :)
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jagger’s got his phillies shirt on!
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the dogs comparing their outfits…
too much cuteness!

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Taylor -Oct 30, 2009, 12:57PM
Hello, I would like to become a part of the Freepeople Team! Who should I talk to? Thanks for your help!

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last week was all about the layering tops, and the most votes went to the studded cuff thermal! good choice…nice and warm.
this week it’s about layering jewelry… we love the layered jewelry look, including piling up the fingers with rings….so i want to know, which ring do you want on your finger?
the emerald wings ring

the snake ring

the swarovski monarch ring
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the vintage cameo small ring
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the sun stone ring

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or the crystal palace ring
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vote!

kendal croix -Oct 29, 2009, 12:36PM
the emerald wings ring is so great but i love the crystal palace ring as well.

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that’s right…it’s girls on film on music, halloween edition! here are some creepy cuts selected by bunny and monkey (a.k.a. the girls of girls on film on music).


the rolling stones
– some girls
easy dress up option for men – be a girl. problem being that even men as pretty as mick make seriously unattractive women…
bananarama – the greatest hits collection
blonde, brunette and redhead – a pick n’ mix for three ladies in need of a group costume pronto. and then you get to walk around and tell everyone you’re being “banaaaah-nah-raaaah-mah”.
kate bush – never forever
this album is kate at her best, both in terms of her songs (“babooshka”, “army dreamer”) and cover art…one musician on this album is credited with playing the harmonica, mandolin, balalaika, sitar, koto, banshee, saw, mando and delius. i have the feeling the “banshee” is the official instrument of hallowe’en…
steve martin – a wild and crazy guy
A SUIT AND BUNNY EARS. a man on the same page as me when it comes to his sartorial approach. and i do mean just every day.
bobby “boris” pickett – monster mash
thriller may be the current “grave yard smash” but i’ve always has a certain affinity for this one. and don’t be surprised if at the holidays i’m suggesting you pick up “monsters’ holiday”…
misfits – walk amoung us*
anything by the misfits on halloween is prime, but i think danzig really knocked it out of the park on this one, zombies, martians, checking with your mom if it’s ok to kill tonight, perfect!
various artists – luxury condos coming to your neighborhood soon
though it never received the attention of athens or seattle, hoboken was one of major players in the ’80s indie scene, and the evanescent coyote records helped document this scene with this 1986 compilation. how is this halloween you ask? “elvis, what happened? what happened was you died” lyrics from the mr. bonus song “elvis, what happened?” proving that if you look, anything can me spooky.
the rocky horror picture show soundtrack
i’ll be magenta, and you can be columbia (in the confetti sequin tunic, perhaps?)
*i would have picked “halloween” but for all intensive purposes, it’s only a single

erydaybromb -Dec 15, 2009, 7:51AM
I just love your site! boy george has a wonderful song: http://tinyurl.com/ydono3q i had fallen in love with that song, so can i share it with you? have a blessed holidays and take care

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last week i asked you all to send in some of your halloween costume ideas and pictures. i’ve gotten some great ideas so far, but i’m giving you more time to send ideas and pics, seeing as halloween is this weekend. so for now, here are some of the ideas from our readers and home office employees to get the creative juices flowing…
oh and the rad robot costume was one of our home office employees last year…can’t wait to see what people have in store for this year!
homemade raggedy ann and andy costumes – ann hair was done by tying red yarn to a filigree-styled headband and bowing it at top. only cost was matching socks ($5) and sailor hat ($5) – from janella
for halloween, i’m going to the beaux arts ball here in lexington (the hood internet is going to be there!) & i’m going as a g lion. i spray-painted a party dress gold today and made a gold petticoat to go underneath, as well as spray-painted a tail and ears. i have really african-inspired earrings and lots of gold makeup, and i’m going to tease my hair to no end! last year i was amelia earhart, before that laura ingalls wilder, marie antoinette and elizabeth I. loving those historical female figures! – from leslie
my boyfriend and i are going as peace and quiet: i’ll be a hippie and he’ll be a mime! – from alyssa
i’m being a star trek geek! – anonymous
wednesday adams – from employee
little bo peep and her sheep – from employee and friends
as for me…i’m going to be at a pearl jam show on halloween, so i’m taking that opportunity to dress in 90s grunge gear…my inspiration is rayanne graff from my so called life.

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second image from polyvore.
keep the ideas coming!

Presente For Men -Oct 31, 2009, 5:57PM
the robot costume is a good idea.
Audrey -Oct 28, 2009, 11:31PM
I am going to be a silent movie actress...i am going to wear white makeup, wear white tights and a black fringe dress w/ pearls and a black cloche hat...and keep mum and carry around a whiteboard

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we hope to see you there!

Amy Choi -Jan 14, 2010, 5:21PM
do you guys hire people ? cuz im looking for a job right now and i will love to work here please email me if you guys need it. thank you :)
Demi -Dec 10, 2009, 4:19PM
Wish you all would open a store in Virginia Beach VA i'd work there : )

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last week we asked which hat topped your list, and the winner is….
…the vintage tam rose beret! with 36% of the votes.
this week we’re loving layers…they’re especially great to wear under your favorite summery tops that you just can’t seem to put away yet.
which of these layering pieces are you loving the most?
the bronte lace top:

the zipper sleeve thermal:

the fishnet scoop top:
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the sheer layering top:
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or the studded cuff thermal:
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time to get creative…send us your costume ideas and photos!

i have a feeling the max costume will be big this year…
(the photo is of a max costume by christian joy, on display and for sale at space 15 twenty).
you can send your ideas and images to me, jkeim@freepeople.com, or upload your photos to our new flickr page!

Alyssa -Oct 21, 2009, 12:06PM
My boyfriend and I are going as Peace and Quiet: I'll be a hippie and he'll be a mime!
-Oct 20, 2009, 10:04PM
im being a star trek geek! :o)

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friday fun

this should put a smile on your face this morning…nora the cat plays the piano…need i say more?

check out nora’s full website here.

g! -Oct 16, 2009, 5:09PM
Wow, this is awesome! Love it!
-Oct 16, 2009, 10:33AM
this is pretty funny. it made me smile. This cat is almost as cute as my own little nuggie

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thursday poll time…last week we asked about crop tops and almost half of you said you liked the encinitas ruffle cropped cami the best. me too!
well today is a hat kind of day (in philly at least)…which of these hats do you like the best?
the side tie cloche:

the lolita stud hat:

the braided chunky yarn hat:
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the stargazer hat:
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or the vintage tam rose beret:
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vote away!

meet your maker

i love this idea…every sunday from 11am-6pm a one-of-a-kind diy market takes place at the old american can factory in brooklyn. each sunday a different “maker” creates their product live, giving visitors the chance to see how it is made. the makers specialize in a variety of crafts including jewelry, clothing, food and home décor. I definitely want to go one weekend – if any of you are attending, let us know!

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For a list of participating vendors, click here!

Ashley B. -Oct 15, 2009, 1:32AM
Loveee this! Wish I could go :( Whats going on for the We The Free Designer search for New York & Cali. Any cool new designers!?
Dentist Irving -Oct 15, 2009, 1:31AM
That's fantastic. If you are very much engrossed with vintage stuff, you can find some there. I think that's the fun part!

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hey hey hey hey hey,
we’re getting intimate in this week’s poll…which of our croptops do you like the most?
the scoured cropped cami

the encinitas ruffle cropped cami

or the cropped placket henley
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ok, time for you to vote!

oh, and last week. the winner of last week’s poll was…the flirty organza dress! i liked that one, too… :)

Jadam -Oct 09, 2009, 2:52AM
That zip up is a great touch. And the lines give it a more interesting shape than the others.
Maria -Oct 08, 2009, 4:56PM
My first time voting! Love polls, adore the cropped placket henley, and absolutely cherish Free People!

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